Questions tagged [verbs-of-perception]

for questions about verbs that convey the experience of the five physical senses: touch, taste, sight, hearing, and smell. Some examples of verbs of perception are watch, listen, and feel.

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“He saw it stop and his son get out”

I have been reading Men With Brooms for a few days. I read a sentence which did not make any sense to me, so I landed here to get some help on it. I have pasted the sentence from the novel. Please go ...
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“I heard the clock strike ten”: why not “striked ten”?

I heard the clock strike ten. Why is strike in the simple present in this sentence? What are the conditions for using a simple present verb after a past tense verb to talk about the past?
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Using bare infinitive with verbs such as “see”, “watch”, etc.: Present tense or Past Tense?

I know using the bare infinitive after verbs such as hear, see, watch, etc. conveys a different meaning from using the present participle (verb+ing): I watched him climbing over the fence ( ...
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Verbs with neither “-ing” nor “to” [duplicate]

I heard a phrase, a moment ago, We will see this continue. Why neither continuous tense nor "to" was used for "continue"?
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This period saw them ACCEPT expensive projects and SIGN an agreement

This authoritarian period saw the Maldives accept highly expensive infrastructure projects as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and even sign a free trade agreement with Beijing. Is the above ...
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Why sometimes 'ing' form is not used?

I often encounter statments where "ing" form isn't used. I wonder if "ing" form is incorrect in that context. For Example: Watch me play.(i.e Piano) instead of Watch me playing. I see it ...